I have to say that I really like my friends. I know that seems obvious being that they are my friends, but we always have such a good time. We had a movie night (I bet no one can guess which movie we watched.) I am thankful to have a group of fun people who understand my wacky sense of humor. They also tolerate my talking over movies.
On the knitting front, I have finished blanket one from my holiday knitting list. It is made using 4 balls of Cotton Fleece (2 light purple, 2 dark purple.) I used size 8 needles and ran out of yarn before finishing the pattern, but is a blanket and no one will ever notice.
I am currently working on blanket two which is red and cream version of the same pattern as above. This pattern is OpArt from the Fall ’08 Knitty. I saw this blanket and knew that I must knit it ASAP. Thankfully, Christmas was far enough away to hopefully crank out two of these bad boys for my two nieces. Unless something drastic happens on the knitting front I am well ahead of finishing them in time. I try not to tell myself that too often though. I am afraid if I think that there is enough time I will cast on for something for myself. This is not a good plan because I also have some secret holiday knitting to do. Although I did just purchase some pretty blue wool. It is for a hat for myself that would be super quick. I mean come on, I am a knitter without a hat. I should cast on for one right away, right?
To distract myself I will look at pictures of my two favorite little girls. I just came back from visiting and I miss them terribly. Here we all are:
Maybe if I put this picture next to the blanket pattern and also by my new yarn I will remember why I am knitting these blankets that never end.